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Tuesday, May 18, 2010

London Challenge

And the winners are Tiny, Maureen, and Jill!

1st place
Tiny C
Somewhere Along the Thames

2nd Place
Maureen H
Our Little Bit of London

3rd Place
Jill B
Coming Attraction
CQA/ACC Quilt Ontario London 2011 Logo

And the rest of the challengers!
For a complete viewing of all the challenge pieces click here.

AGM and Northcott Fabrics

Whew! what a crazy meeting! Packed with all sorts of goodies!

First up, it was Patti Carey from Northcott Silk Inc. As a quilt designer, it's her job to take their latest designs and create wonderful quilts out of them so that we will be tempted to buy their fabric. These patterns then become featured in magazines, such as Fons and Porter or trade magazines, or as samples that are shown to quilt stores, or even free patterns that are available on their website.

Patti prides herself in creating quilts out of those hard to use fabrics, like panels and borders, or stripes, or fabrics featuring colour gradiation.
She tries to come up with interesting and innovative ways to use these fabrics.

Each project brings its own challenges and decisions. Patti likes playing with light and dark...for example she knew she was going to use this particular fabric for the border, but which one... dark or light....why not both? Using both, she turned ordinary into interesting!

LFQG wants to thank Patti for a wonderful trunk show! For more of Patti's quilts, check them out here.
Then it was break time! Christine outdid herself this time, creating a party atmosphere with these wonderful cakes for snack!

It was also time for the final row robin exchange. Here is a sneak peek at one person's collection of rows! Now our participants will take their 5 rows home and create a final quilt top, to be revealed at our September meeting and shown at the Harvest of Quilts Show in October.

Break time over, it was on the AGM.
Our new Executive will consist of the following:
President - Rose B
Past President - Cynthia MR
Vice-President - Maria F
Secretary - Maureen H
Blog- Jacqui VMS (assisted by Carol V)
Library - Frances K & Susan L
Newsletter - Jill B
Outreach - Penny H, Elaine T
All were accepted in a vote.
The Treasurer will be announced and voted on at the June Banquet.
The year end reports were emailed out prior to the meeting and copies were on hand for the meeting. There were no questions regarding the reports.
The final portion of the meeting consisted of a regular show and share and the submissions of the London Challenge. (see other blog post)

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Next Meeting: AGM Thursday, May 13, 7PM

Guest Speaker:
Patti Carey of Northcott Silk Inc. will tell us all that is new and exciting from this Canadian fabric manufacturer.

Secret Notion:
Bring May flowers! real or representative! Receive a ticket each for wearing your chatelaine, name tag, and bringing a flower and you could win a free fat quarter.

After break we will conclude this meeting with a show and share from those who participated in the President's Challenge and the election of next year's guild executive. There is still time to put your name forward, just contact Rose.


President's Challenge pieces are due at this meeting. Submit your piece at the registration table and receive an entry number. The pieces will be displayed on the soft walls to be viewed for voting.

Row Robin, the final rows are due for the Row Robin. Participants will receive their original rows back as well as 4 others and are asked to complete their tops for the September meeting!

Library books are due! Please return all outstanding library books so that the librarians can complete their inventory. If you are unable to attend this meeting to do so, please contact Julia or Beth to make arrangements. The library is now closed for the summer.

Fabric Postcards, last chance to participate! make a fabric postcard drop it in the mailbox on the registration table and receive another in the mail delivered to your home!

Need something to do this summer? Pick up a kit from Penny and Elaine and make a Kid's quilt!